Tim’s Auctions supports St. Jude as Yankees World Series ring sells for $15,600

Auctioneer Tim Chapulis is dwarfed by this gorgeous Kerman carpet that hammered for $4,425.

An aggressive bidder from New York bought an actual 1996 New York Yankees World Series ring once owned by former ballplayer Rey Quinones for $15,600 on March 25, 2012 at Tim’s Auctions of Bristol, Conn. Admittance to the auction came in the form of a suggested $10 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tim’s has raised more than $45,000 for the charity against a goal to reach $50,000 in 2012, St. Jude’s 50th year. Read More +

Vendors say sales remain strong at San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair 2012

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For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit easier (Super Bowl XLVI might have had something to do with that). Read More +